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StateWide Assistive Technology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication

The Colorado Department of Education’s school-based SWAAAC teams provide multidisciplinary Assistive Technology services to enable students with disabilities equal access to the curriculum and full participation in their education and classroom. There are over 60 participating school districts and 500 SWAAAC team members across the state of Colorado.



What's New?

SWAAAC Fall Training with Dave Edyburn, PhD

On November 11, 2014 we will be holding two training sessions with Dave Edyburn, PhD. This training will be hosted at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado and will also be available at select distance locations including Colorado Springs, Durango, Grand Junction, Lamar, and Steamboat Springs. Click here for more information. Register Today!

January SWAAAC Webinar

Becky Breaux joined us for our January Blackboard conference and aswered a variety of AT questions. If you missed it, you can listen to the recorded conference. View the Blackboard Collaborate recording. This may take a few minutes to download.

Evidence Based Implementation

Finding time to stay current with the literature on technology and special education is tough. Dave Edyburn's "What Have We Learned Lately?" website may help in this regard. Each year Dr. Edyburn reviews dozens of journals to choose the articles he finds most relevant. His "Best of the Year" list for 2013 focuses pretty heavily on evidence based implementation. You can find his picks for the last 9 years here: https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/edyburn/www/what/top2013.html

October SWAAAC Webinar

Mira Monroe, CDE Principal Consultant, joined us to discuss Colorado Standardized Assessment Accommodations. View the Blackboard Collaborate recording . This may take a few minutes to download.

iPad Oath

Do your students sign an oath before accessing your district's iPads or tablets? Take a look at this great example developed by Lisa Johnson http://www.techchef4u.com/ipad/ipad-oath/

Switch Accessible Apps - Non AAC

Here is a link to the Bridging apps list of switch accessible, non-AAC apps. http://bridgingapps.org/list/?id=45870.

September SWAAAC Webinar

Did you miss the September SWAAAC webinar with Ruth Ziolkowski, President of Don Johnston? View the recorded session here. This may take a few minutes to download.


Important Dates to Remember

SWAAAC Fall Training with Dave Edyburn, PhD
AM Session: Special Education Technology Research: What have we learned lately?
Tuesday, November, 11, 2014
PM Session: Goldilocks and Technology Intervention
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
1:30-3:30pm
Location: Anshutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado
Distance Locations: Colorado Springs, Durango, Grand Junction, Lamar, and Steamboat Springs

Monthly Web Conference
November 20, 2014
Location: Internet-Statewide

Monthly Web Conference
November 20, 2014
Location: Internet-Statewide

Monthly Web Conference
January 22, 2015
Location: Internet-Statewide

Monthly Web Conference
February 26, 2015
Location: Internet-Statewide

Monthly Web Conference
March 19, 2015
Location: Internet-Statewide

SWAAAC Advisory Committee Meeting
April 9, 2015
8:30am-4:30pm
Location: Denver and select distance learning locations

SWAAAC Spring Training-TBD
April 17, 2015
8:30am-4:30pm
Location: Denver and select distance learning locations

Monthly Web Conference
April 23, 2015
Location: Internet-Statewide

SWAAAC Summer Symposium
April 23, 2015
Location: Internet-Statewide

SWAAAC 101: AT & the Law, AT & the IEP, Intro to SWAAAC Loanbank, AT Assessment, AT & Transition
On-demand via online Moodle trainings